Compuware Strobe vs. IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS

As of April 2019, Compuware Strobe is ranked 6th in Mainframe Testing Tools vs IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS which is ranked 8th in Mainframe Testing Tools. Compuware Strobe is most compared with IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, CA Mainframe Application Tuner and Dynatrace. IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS is most compared with Compuware Strobe and CA Mainframe Application Tuner.
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Overview

Compuware Strobe is the industry-leading mainframe application performance management and analysis solution for mainframe applications. With Strobe, IT departments can pinpoint application inefficiencies that cause excessive CPU consumption, elongated elapsed times and reduce hardware and software costs while increasing customer satisfaction.

With Strobe, mainframe teams can:

  • Locate and improve resource-consumptive database calls
  • Identify tuning opportunities to reduce monthly software licensing costs (MLC)
  • Resolve performance issues before they impact application service levels
  • Apply analytics to captured data to produce reports showing high-resource consumption and applications that need tuning
  • Measure activity of both online and batch-processing applications in single and multiple- system environments
  • Identify several I/O problems, including inefficient VSAM file buffering
  • Create and schedule automatic, reusable measurements
  • Automatically detect performance problems by using a rolling average of CPU consumption and elapsed-time metrics

IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS measures and reports how applications use available resources. This easy to use tool helps you identify system constraints and improve application performance.

Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS:

  • Helps you maximize the performance of your existing applications and improve response time of online transactions and batch turnaround times.
  • Gives you the information needed to isolate performance problems in applications and test the effect of increased workloads on your systems.
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports the performance of CICS, Assembler, COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, DB2, IMS WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Application Server applications.
  • Collects samples from the monitored address space and analyzes the system or resource application usage of CPU, DASD, I/O or the total address space.
  • Features online analysis reports that can be created as PDF or XML files, so that you can view them on workstations or transfer them easily to other applications.
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Sample Customers
Chunghwa Telecom, Helvetia, Comerica Bank, Erste Group, Bank of Ireland, Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company (SFBCIC)
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